It’s hard to find great indie games on Steam Greenlight when the service is so inundated with garbage. To mitigate this, our discerning staff works tirelessly to find the very best games and bring them to our Greenlight District. Here they are displayed for your perusal and consideration. We hope you enjoy this week’s selection.
I want to believe that I’m not as susceptible to dark-foreground platformers (last week’s Orphan) as I am to nauseatingly cute games, but Memories and its fast-paced hacking, slashing and dashing resonate with me in all the best ways. The anonymous protagonist explores a sinister environment as he attempts to recover his memories, gaining new weapons and abilities along the way. Limbo meets Super House of Dead Ninjas? Yes, please.
Rex Odyssey (Greenlight)
Colorful low-polygon aesthetics reminiscent of Wind Waker adorn Rex Odyssey, a platformer hybrid from Mauricio Dal Fabbro and Martin Ayguavella. Players control Rex, an unlikely protagonist trying to find his way home after being transported to Niji. Classic 2D platforming and a 3D overworld with real-time combat are blended with RPG-style skill upgrading and summoning for a unique, enjoyable adventure.
Star Twine (Greenlight)
Star Twine gives you command of a dying star’s last point of light as it flits about empty space. You have to position yourself, build structures and collect resources to succeed in this odd take on RTS action. The abstract art style is arresting, and Star Twine offers single and multiplayer modes to go with its gorgeous visuals and ambient soundtrack.
Crossbow Warrior – The Legend of William Tell (Greenlight)
Crossbows are the sweetest weapon in video game history, and if you don’t agree with that, you’re wrong. This mobile Crash Bandicoot-inspired platformer allows you to discover the story of the great swiss hero William Tell. You’ll have to battle hostile terrain and the vicious Hermann Gessler’s armies across 34 levels to claim victory in this title, replacing enemies’ gray matter with crossbow bolts at every turn.
Prompt streamlines retro platforming and distills it to its purest form with a gritty minimalist aesthetic. The developer has stripped away all excess bells and whistles to provide a challenging, addictive experience akin to The Impossible Game or Hexagon. Players who think even the arcade trappings are too much have the option to go full ASCII.